Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
NOV
29

1318th OGM and Open Lecture

“What do we really know about 20th- and 21st-century sea-level change?”Emeritus Professor John Church AO FAA FTSE FAMS FAGUClimate Change Research CentreUNSW Sydney Date: Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, SydneyVideo presentation: YouTube video All are welc...

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JAN
01

Calendar of Meetings 2024

Events Calendar for 2024 Please check this page regularly since the program is under ongoing development.Most recent update: 23 February 2024 Follow the links below for meetings held by the Society in Sydney, in Newcastle by the Hunter Branch, in Mittagong by the Southern Highlands Branch, and in Western NSW by the Western NSW Branch. Sydney Meetin...

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FEB
28

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2024-1

“Parasites, Australia's silent threat: coincidence, nature's hand, or policy complacency”Professor Shokoofeh ShamsiProfessor of Veterinary ParasitologyGulbali Institute for Agriculture, Water, and EnvironmentCharles Sturt University Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 6.00 — 7.00 pm (AEDT) Venue: Wagga Wagga campus (Riverina Playhouse), Charles Stur...

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MAR
01

RSNSW 2024 Annual Dinner and Presentation of Awards

Date and time: Friday, 1 March 2024 from 6.00 – 10. pm Venue and times:  Strangers' Room, Parliament House, 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney Registration: $200 (incl. GST) per person, closing at 9.00 am on Thursday, 22 February 2024 Dress: Black tie Enquiries: By email to RSNSW Annual Dinner enquiries All are welcome This year's Annual Dinner a...

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MAR
06

Ideas@theHouse: March 2024

John Bell AO OBE

Ideas@theHousepresented byHer Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of NSW “Shakespeare on politics — what can we learn”John Bell AO OBEFounder and Former Artistic DirectorBell Shakespeare Date: Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 6.30 – 8.00 pm AEDT Venue: Face-to-face (by invitation for Society members) and live streaming from Governmen...

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MAR
13

RSNSW 2023 Student and Early Career Research Award Presentations

Jaime Alvarado-Montes
Sasha Bailey
Jayden McKinnon
Jacinta Martin
Abhimanu Pandey
Shoujin Wang
Robyn Williams

Royal Society of NSW 2023 Student and Early Career Research Award Presentations Dr Jaime Alvarado-Montes, MacquarieMs Sasha Bailey, Sydney Mr Jayden McKinnon, WollongongDr Jacinta Martin, NewcastleDr Abhimanu Pandey, ANUDr Shoujin Wang, UTS Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2023, 6.30 pm AEDT Venue: Western Sydney University Parramatta South Campus, O...

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MAR
21

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2024-2

“The antiquity of life: Oldest (3.7 billion years old) stromatolite fossils discovered in Greenland”Professor Allen NutmanSchool of Earth, Atmospheric, and Life SciencesUniversity of Wollongong Date: Thursday, 21 March 2024, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room All are welcome Summary: Parts of Greenland’s 3.8 and 3.7 ...

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MAR
22

Frontiers of Science Forum 2024

“Exploring major discoveries and theories in physics, mathematics, biology,  and chemistry” Prof John Mattick, UNSW SydneyDr Renee Goreham, University of NewcastleProf Katrina Jolliffe, University of SydneyAssoc Prof Richard Garner, Macquarie Univ. A joint meeting of the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP),  the Teachers’ Guild of NSW (...

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APR
10

Western NSW Branch Meeting: 2024-2

“Out of Africa Arabia: how ancient human history gave us modern lifestyle diseases”Professor Alan CooperProfessor of Evolution and Environmental ChangeCharles Sturt University Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2024, 4.00 — 5.00 pm (AEST) Venue: Port Macquarie campus (Building 802, Room 2330/7, Major Innes Road), Charles Sturt University and live-streamingE...

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APR
17

1320th OGM and Open Lecture

“Putting the 'Civil' Back in Civil Society” Emeritus Professor Peter Shergold AC FRSN FASSA  Former Chancellor, Western Sydney University   andProfessor Kristy Muir  Chief Executive Officer  Paul Ramsey Foundation Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2023, 5.30 pm for 6.00–8.00 pm AEST  Venue: Metcalfe Theatre, State Library of N...

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NOV
16

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-10

“Secrets of cultural heritage revealed at ANSTO”Dr Joseph BevittSenior Instrument ScientistANSTO Date: Thursday, 16 November 2023, 6.30 – 7.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Joadja/Nattai Room All are welcome Summary:  In this lecture, Dr Bevitt will show how the use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques from the Australian Centr...

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APR
18

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2024-3

“Webb’s wondrous window on the Universe”Professor Fred Watson AMAstronomer-at-LargeAustralian Government Date: Thursday, 18 April, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room All are welcome Summary: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has been fully operational since July 2022. Its first science images made global headlines wi...

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NOV
16

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2023-4

“Thirst for power — the rivers of conflict in Southeast Asia”Professor Lee BaumgartnerExecutive Director, Gulbali Institute for Agriculture, Water, and EnvironmentCharles Sturt University Date: Thursday, 16 November 2023, 6.00 — 8.00 pm (AEDT) Venue: Gum's Cafe, Thurgoona, Charles Sturt University, AlburyVideo presentation: YouTube videoAll ar...

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MAY
01

1321st OGM and Open Lecture

“Brain Health Equity – a new frontier for healthy longevity”Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey FRSN FASSA FAHMSDeputy Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Population AgeingNeuroscience Australia, UNSW Sydney Date: Wednesday, 1 May June 2024, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom Webinar  Entry: No charge All are welcome Please click here to join...

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MAY
03

Joint RSNSW and State Library of NSW Special Event: May 2024

“On the history of Russian conflict with Ukraine” Emeritus Professor Dennis Reinhartz  University of Texas, Arlington   in conversation withEmeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM FRSN  Royal Society of NSW and Univ. of Newcastle Date: Friday, 3 May 2024, 3.00 pm AEST  Venue: Maps Room, Mitchell Building, State Library of NSW, ...

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NOV
08

1317th OGM and 2022 Clarke Memorial Lecture

“Caves as observatories of groundwater recharge”Professor Andy Baker FRSN FAGUSchool of Biological, Earth, and Environmental SciencesUNSW Sydney Date: Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, SydneyEntry: Society members, $10; Non-members, $20; Student, $5Video pr...

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JUN
05

1322nd OGM and Open Lecture

“RNA and me: from the origins of life and nanomedicine to building a RNA ecosystem”Professor Pall Thordarson FRSNDirector, UNSW RNA InstituteUNSW Sydney Date: Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Metcalfe Theatre, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney  Entry: Entry costs to follow Registration: Registrati...

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NOV
02

RSNSW and Learned Academies Forum 2023

OUR 21st CENTURY BRAIN Date: Thursday, 2 November 2023, 8.30 for 8.45 am–5.00 pm AEDT Venue: Live streaming from Government House Sydney Video presentations: YouTube playlist Brochures: for the live streamed program — Summary (2.1 MB), Complete Program (6.3 MB) Please click here to register for the live stream --> Please click h...

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OCT
30

Joint UNE SRI and RSNSW Presentation: October 2023

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“CleanTech Futures 2023: Electrification and opportunities for community and business”Professor Renate EganExecutive DirectorAustralian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics, UNSW Sydney Date: Monday, 30 October 2023, 5.30 — 7.00 pm (AEDT) Venue: NOVA, 122 Faulkner Street, Armidale NSW 2350 and live streaming by ZoomVideo presentation: YouTube vid...

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OCT
26

Hunter Branch Meeting 2023-4

“Electrical Energy Supply. So what’s all the fuss about” Professor Colin WatersProfessor of PhysicsUniversity of Newcastle Date: Thursday 26 October 2023, 5.30 pm (AEDT) for a 6.00 pm start Registration:  Registration is required by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 25 October 2023 through Membes. Max: 100 peopleVenue:  Hunter Room, Newcastle City Hal...

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